Andrea Musa is a Croatian visual artist and her body of work includes painting, installations, photography and writing. Her work draws on the human experience, concepts of time and space and is inspired by her observation of a constantly moving material world, philosophy and her relationship to nature. Musa is interested in focusing on the senses, the perceptive aspects of Time in a natural environment and the different temporalities characterizing the natural systems.
Andrea Musa, born in Frankfurt/M, Germany, graduated painting at the Assenza Academy in Basel, Switzerland and received her Master’s in Law at the University of Split, Croatia. She is a recipient of several awards including first-place awards for graphic design and visual communications, First prize for painting awarded by the Croatian Olympic Committee /Olympic Sports and Art Contest/ on the occasion of the 2004 Summer Olympic Games in Athens, “14th Public and Private Painting Award”, “Iva Vranekovic Painting Award” at the 4th Biennial of Painting, Zagreb. Musa represented the Republic of Croatia at the United Nations in New York and at the Jordan Festival in Amman. She was an Artist-in- Residence at the Centre International des Récollets and Cite Internationale des Arts in Paris. Her work was displayed at numerous solo and group exhibitions in museums and galleries internationally, including Hong Kong Walls Art Fair / Superfine Art Fair Los Angeles / Museum of Fine Arts Split / Island Arts Centre Lisburn, Northern Ireland / Mestrovic Pavilion Zagreb / National Museum Zadar / Foresight Gallery, Amman, Jordan / The Xanthi Municipal Museum Greece / Cultural Multimedia Centre Cilaos, Reunion, France. From 2003 until 2009 Musa worked on various projects focusing on themes of intercultural dialogue, as a member and one of the founders of the international artistic group called Connecting-Art, a joint platform including artists from France, Greece, Northern Ireland, USA, Jordan, Senegal, Egypt, Brazil and Croatia. She is a member of the Croatian Association of Visual Artists and Croatian Freelance Artists' Association. Her work is held in public and private collections in Europe, Middle East, North America and Australia. She lives and works in Split, Croatia.
- 2019 Salty Air, Ravnikar Gallery Space, Ljubljana, Slovenia
- 2018 The world keeps moving, Sv. Krševan Gallery, Šibenik, Croatia
- 2018 Design District Zagreb : Andrea Musa & Grgur Akrap, 3.14 Gallery, Zagreb, Croatia
- 2018 Parallel realities, Vinkovci Municipal Museum, Slavko Kopač Gallery, Vinkovci, Croatia // with I.Puljic
- 2017 Salty Air, Studio 21 Gallery, Split, Croatia
- 2015 Time-Space-Links, Aluminij Gallery, Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina // with V.M.Davidenko
- 2015 Spatio-temporal lapse, Milotic Gallery, Pula, Croatia
- 2015 Spatio-temporal lapse, Hvar Heritage Museum, Zvijezda mora Gallery, Town of Hvar, Island of Hvar, Croatia
- 2015 Spatio-temporal lapse, Antun Gojak Town Gallery, Makarska, Croatia
- 2015 Spatio-temporal lapse, Salon Galic Gallery, Split, Croatia
- 2015 Faces of Earth, Branimir Dešković Gallery Of Fine Arts, Town of Bol, Island of Brač // with B.Ridicki and J.Barisic
- 2015 Faces of Earth, Fort George Gallery, Town of Vis, Island of Vis // with B.Ridicki and J.Barisic
- 2013 Ninety-Two Days, Kapetanova kula Gallery, Zadar, Croatia
- 2011 Without a Point B, Salon Galic Gallery, Split, Croatia
- 2009 The Mysteries #2, Turnac Town Gallery, Novi Vinodolski, Croatia
- 2008 The Mysteries #1, Kula Gallery, Split, Croatia
- 2007 Between day and night, Salon Galic Gallery, Split, Croatia
- 2004 Forms of light, Matica hrvatska Gallery, Citluk, Bosnia and Herzegovina
- 2004 Forms of light, Arts Conservation Institute Gallery, Split, Croatia
- 2003 The sensation of colour between darkness and light, Matica hrvatska Gallery, Zagreb, Croatia
GROUP EXHIBITIONS (selection)
Blockchain Center Miami / Art Basel week, Art x Tech: VR/ AR - international group exh., Miami, FL, USA, curator: Carrie Eldridge
ULUS Gallery, FECIT 2019 – international group exh., Beograd, Serbia, curator: Eugen Borkovsky
Lauba Gallery, FECIT 2019 – international group exh., Zagreb, Croatia, curator: Eugen Borkovsky
Skalinada Air SKETCHBOOKS / Kombinat kolektiv feat. Ravnikar Gallery Space, curator: Piera Ravnikar / Art kontejner, Molo Longo, Rijeka, Croatia
Fonticus Gallery, FECIT 2019 – international group exh., Grožnjan, Croatia, curator: Eugen Borkovsky
Hong Kong Walls Art Fair / Āto Gallery / The Clubhouse, Hong Kong // curators: Carrie Eldridge and Anna Mikaela Ekstrand
Superfine! Art Fair Los Angeles / Āto Gallery / Magic Box, Los Angeles, USA
40th Split Salon / Museum of Fine Arts, “The Art of Survival: Why It Is Important To Collect Contemporary Art”, Curated by Branko Franceschi, Split, Croatia
Nin Archaeological Museum, Nin, Croatia, Manifestations of Space II - 4 person exh. // with B.Ridicki, J.Barisic and T.Barr
Ravnikar Gallery Space, Ljubljana, Slovenia, AIR4 - international group exhibition
Island Arts Centre, Lisburn, Northern Ireland, Manifestations of Space - 4 person exh. // with B.Ridicki, J.Barisic and T.Barr
4th Biennial of Painting, Varaždin Municipal Museum, Galerija starih i novih majstora, Varaždin, Croatia, Contemporary Croatian Painting Scene Overview
4th Biennial of Painting + Extended Painting Prague, Mestrovic Pavilion – Home of Croatian Visual Artists, Zagreb, Croatia, Contemporary Croatian Painting Scene Overview
Almayer Gallery, Zadar, Croatia, Ocean Sea – 4 person exh. // with B.Ridicki, J.Barisic and C.Weck, curator: Marija Skegro
Old Town Hall, Split, Croatia, Zemaljski raj, HULU [Curator: Ivor Igrec]
39th Split Salon, Split, Croatia, Representations of Split [Curators: Bozo Kesic, Dalibor Prancevic, Boris Situm]
2nd Biennale of Painting + Vienna Calling, Mestrovic Pavilion - Home of Croatian Visual Artists, Zagreb, Croatia
Small Format Art Salon, Zvonimir Gallery, Solin, Croatia
Akvarij-Bacvice, Split, Croatia, International NUS exhibition / invitation
Jordan Art Festival, Foresight Gallery, Amman, Jordan, international exhibition Desert lights
International Biennale of Sculptors and Painters – Mediterranean 2008, Trogir Municipal Museum and Cate Dujsin-Ribar Gallery, Trogir, Croatia, curator: Tonko Maroevic
International Biennale of Sculptors and Painters – Mediterranean 2008, Milesi Palace, Croatian Academy of Science and Art, Split, Croatia, curator: Tonko Maroevic
MetArt Gallery, Zadar, Croatia, Fragments – exhibition of Croatian artists
The Xanthi Municipal Museum, Xanthi, Greece, Visual walk in the old town of Xanthi with the CA, with ConnectingArt group [curated by Sarantis Gagas]
The United Nations building, New York, USA , The New Esperanto, project Connecting People, Connecting Cultures [curated by Thalia Vrachopoulos]
Cultural Multimedia Centre Cilaos, Cilaos, Reunion, France, Red sky [curated by Yvan Lacanal]
13bis art contemporanea Gallery, St. Pierre, Reunion Island, France, Le ciel rouge [curated by Yvan Lacanal]
Vlassis Gallery, Thessaloniki, Greece, Dialogues, Part I: The Elements [curated by Sarantis Gagas]
Aris Garoufalidis Cultural Centre, Ptolemaida, Greece, Dialogues, Part II: Initiations [curated by Sarantis Gagas]
Milesi Palace/Croatian Academy of Science and Art, Split, Croatia, HULU, Incrustations – Jubilee exhibition 1700 years of Split
National Museum Zadar - Gradska straza Gallery, Zadar, Croatia, Gold & Silver, international exhibition
International Biennial of Contemporary Art, Florence, Italy
Exhibition of awarded works /Jazz Festival Split, GKM, Teatrin, Split, Croatia
Exhibition of awarded works /graphic design and visual communications DURH, Malinska, Krk, Croatia
PUBLICATIONS / ARTICLES / PRESS (selection)
Zarez, XVII/412, Vizualna kultura, "Trenutak s okusom vječnosti", Ana Žanko, July 3, 2015, p.20
Bodrožić, Nataša, Dal-Casa Magazine, Touch of Art / Andrea Musa: The Poetry of Visual, May, 2008, Edition 35, pp.68-74
Rumora, Iva, Portret : Andrea Musa, Gloss Magazine, June 6, 2003, p. 62
Spike, John.T, Biennale Internazionale dell'Arte Contemporanea, Quarta Edizione, December 2003, 966 pgs, p. 614, 940
Ganza Čaljkušić, Herci,; Kučić, Robert, Heroine splitskog sporta : ženska strana medalje, Split, Vetus Itinera, 2013, 328 pgs, p.214-215, ISBN 978-953-57863-0-6
International Biennial of Sculptors and Painters - Mediterranean ,2008, Essay by Tonko Maroević, p.51, 88 pgs, ISBN 978-953-7412-07-4, exh. cat.
Nafas Art magazine - Universes in Universe, "Text, Texture and Textualization", Article by Stine Høxbroe, July, 2009
Feing, Jean-Claude, "Le rouge comme trait d'union" , Le Quotidien de la Reunion, Nov. 13, 2006
Ad-Dustour Newspaper, Amman, June 10, 2006
Branislav Dešković Gallery of Fine Arts, Bol, Island of Brač, "Summer exhibition cycle at the Branislav Dešković Gallery of Fine Arts in Bol on the island of Brač in 2015", ISBN: 978-953-56851-5-9, 2015, exh.cat.
Hvar heritage museum, Hvar, Island of Hvar, Andrea Musa: "Spatio-temporal lapse", Essay by Nira Burmas Domančić, 2015, exh.cat.
Vlassis Art Gallery, Thessaloniki, Project Dialogues, Part I: The Elements, Essay by Darja Radovič Mahečić Ph. D; Xenis Sachinis, Prof. /Aristotle University of Thessaloniki; Sarantis Gagas, 2006, pp.12-13, pp 48, exh. cat.
UN Headquarters, New York, "Connecting Art : The New Esperanto", Essay by Thalia Vrachopoulos, Ph. D, 2006, p.6-7, exh. cat.
Jureško-Kero, Jadranka, Croatian Artists at the exhibition in United Nation Headquarters in New York, Croatian Chronicle,2006
Macedonia( ΜΑΚΕΔΟΝΙΑ) Newspaper, Thessaloniki, October 24, 2006, p.58
Milesi Palace/Croatian Academy of Science and Art , "Inkrustacije", May 2005, Essay by Joško Belamarić, Dalibor Prančević, 60 pgs, exh. cat.
Salon Galic Gallery, Split, Andrea Musa: "Between Day and Night", Essay by Darja Radovič Mahečić Ph. D, 2007, exh. cat.
Arts Conservation Institute Gallery , Split, Andrea Musa: "Forms of light" , Essay by Igor Brešan, 2004, exh. cat.
MH Gallery , Citluk, Andrea Musa: "Forms of light" , 2004, exh. cat.
MH Gallery , Zagreb, Andrea Musa: "The sensation of colour between darkness & light " Essay by Jasna Gluić, 2003, exh. cat.
Kula Gallery, Split, Andrea Musa: "The Mysteries", Essay by Andro Filipić, 2008, exh. cat.
Turnac Gallery, Novi Vinodolski, "The Mysteries ", Narodni muzej i Grad. Gal. Turnac, 2009, exh. cat.
Public Museum, Gradska straža gallery, Zadar, "Gold & Silver", 2005, p.12-13, exh. cat.
13bis art contemporanea Gallery , Reunion, "Red Sky", 2006, exh. cat.
Salon Galic Gallery, Split, Andrea Musa: "Spatio-temporal lapse", Essay by Toni Horvatić, 2015, exh. cat.
Studio 21 Gallery, Split, Andrea Musa: “Salty Air”, Essay by Toni Horvatić, 2017, exh. cat.
3.14 Gallery, Zagreb, Andrea Musa & Grgur Akrap, Essay by Feđa Gavrilović, 2018, exh. cat.
Sv.Krševan Gallery, Šibenik, Andrea Musa: “The world keeps moving“, Essay by Sonja Švec Španjol, 2018, exh. cat.
Štambuk, Drago, "Exhibition as a tribute to Zadar", Hrvatsko slovo, August, 2004
Zarez, V/118, Željko Jerman/Egotrip, December 4, 2003, p.43
Večernji list, Kultura, July 24, 2004, p.22
Jutarnji list, "Andreina 'Tajanstva'", October 22, 2008, p.82
Slobodna Dalmacija, Kultura, "Ritam vremena i prostora", Merien Jelača, June 22, 2015, p.30
Glas Istre, Kultura, "Vidljivo i nevidljivo u vremenu i prostoru", M.Radić, No. 282, October 20, 2015, p.36
Ucović, Danijela, Osvrt na izložbu Poveznice prostora i vremena, Bilten No. 10 November/December 2015, Društvo povjesničara umjetnosti Hercegovine: http://dpumh.org/
Večernji list, Kultura, "Veličanstveno otvorenje zajedničke izložbe Andree Musa i Vladimira M.Davidenka, December 16, 2015
Dnevni list, Kultura, "O prostoru, vremenu, putovanju, trajanju i promjeni", December 15, 2015
Večernji list, Kultura, "Prostor i vrijeme - Musa i Davidenko", Oliver Cvitković, December 17, 2015
Slobodna Bosna, "Vrijeme i promjene", December 11, 2015
Oslobođenje, Kultura, "Dvoje splitskih umjetnika u Mostaru:Dualizam s poveznicom", Dragan Marijanović, December 17, 2015
Oslobođenje, Kultura, "Velika izložba Poveznice prostora i vremena", December 8, 2015
Faktor, "Izložba mladih umjetnika iz Splita", December 18, 2015
Faktor, "Izložba poveznice prostora i vremena". December 8, 2015
Dnevni list, Kultura, "Prolaznost vremena i trajnost u umjetnosti", Andrijana Copf, December 17, 2015
Dnevni list, Kultura, "Poveznice prostora i vremena", December 8, 2015
Dnevni avaz, "Poveznice splitskog dvojca Muse i Davidenka", December 17, 2015
Dani, "Izložba u Aluminiju", December 17, 2015
Makarska kronika, "Fragmenti vremena izloženi u galeriji Gojak", Andrea Topić, No. 656, July 7, 2015, p.35
Slobodna Dalmacija, Kultura, "Četiri aduta", December 23, 2003, p. 24
Slobodna Dalmacija, Kultura, "Andrea Musa: Između dana i noći", December 20, 2007, p.29
Slobodna Dalmacija, Kultura, "Forme svjetla", May 26, 2004, p.43
Slobodna Dalmacija, Svečanost HOO-a : Dodijeljene godišnje nagrade i priznanja, Jan.20, 2004, p.52
Slobodna Dalmacija, Kultura, "Andrea Musa : Bez točke B", Siniša Kekez, July 21, 2011, p. 39
Slobodna Dalmacija, Kultura, "Mlade,lijepe i darovite", Igor Brešan, January 13, 2011, p. 38
Slobodna Dalmacija, Kultura, "O kolorističkom suodnosu", October 28, 2008, p.28
Slobodna Dalmacija, Kultura,”Za idejno rješenje plakata”, July 26, 2000
Zadarski Regional, Kultura, "Europa u straži", Drago Štambuk, Ph. D , August 4, 2004, p.13
Novi list, Kultura, August 22, 2009
Hrvatsko slovo, Tjednik za kulturu, Interview: Susret s Andreom Musa: "Umjetnost je sinergija ozbiljnosti i igre", Miroslav Pelikan, August 14, 2015, No.1060, p.8
Jutarnji list, D&D, Ljudi, flora i prostor, “Moć vjetra i prirode na nježnim platnima Andree Muse”, Anja Mađarević, September 16, 2018
Hrvatski Olimpijski odbor , "Dobitnici nagrade Ante Guberina i Andrea Musa", Nov. 27, 2003, (web)
Marušić, Mario, Internet Monitor – Osvrt, "Andrea Musa: Gospodarica boja", March 20, 2003 (web)
Ezadar, Kultura, "Hrvatske umjetnice u Jordanu", July 29, 2009 (web)
Perceive Art, Interview, Sonja Švec Španjol, April 9, 2018 (web)
Artbabyart, "International Art: Connecting people, connecting cultures", Essay by James Langston , April, 2006, (web)
ArtSlant, Under the radar: Kate Woods, Christopher Tavares Silva, Andrea Musa, October 21, 2016 (web)